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Ccrane02, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Ccrane02 asked:
I read a lot of answers regarding payoff amounts, what if your house is not listed for what you paid for it, what happens then.... paid 240,000 but list at 170,00, what is going to happen to mortgage?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 26, 2015 Home Buying in 98101
Talkinjaney2, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Talkinjaney2 answered:
Offered above asking, now stressed about appraisal.
We recently offered asking price with cash on a home in Florida. Our agent told us that investors around the area are buying homes and flipping them. How can you compete with millions ... more
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Marygp23, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Marygp23 asked:
I am interested in buying property to rent. What price properties should I buy to get a minimum rent of about USD 1200 monthly? I am a foreigner so I also want to know what else I have to pay and what would be the monthly deductions I have to make?
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Crawl space foundation Vs Concrete in Seattle
I think you should probably take some time to check the place out. That way you can make sure that everything looks good. You can talk to some professionals to see what the impact of a ... more
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Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
City lot 4320 &4322 evanston ave n e Seattle 98103. Duplex 2 bd rooms master bathroom & half bath approximately 2000 sq ft
Hi Dawn,

I would love to help you out, but am confused with your question. Could you please rephrase it?
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Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Greater Settle areas with good rental potential
Hi Venjon,

The answer to your question can have many different answers based upon who you speak with. My opinion is that buying in Kirkland or Redmond would be a great investment as ... more
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Yami Williams, Real Estate Pro in
Yami Williams answered:
Are there pictures of the interior of this house?
Yes I have ;posted several pictures with
with the listing. MLS 814205.

Yami Williams
Managing Broker
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 3, 2015 Home Buying in North Beacon Hill
sam.orallo, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
sam.orallo answered:
Professional/Lawyer Loans available in Washington?
Thank you for the question. Yes, we have done exactly that situation without having the first paycheck moving to Seattle from the East coast. The client was not an attorney but a tech ... more
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sam.orallo, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
sam.orallo answered:
Buying a new place depends on selling the old place: how's the best way to handle this?
Hello Brian, depending on your equity situation, you could utilize a bridge/cross-collateral loan. If you have enough equity (the more equity than 25% the better), this may be a loan p ... more
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sam.orallo, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
sam.orallo answered:
a home is sold which was in my son's name his father lived in the home and sold it keeping the $$ how can this be resolveed
I am not an attorney but how can the father sell a home that he does not own? It sounds like fraud (identity theft) so police and the legal system should be involved. As Marilyn menti ... more
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Forrest Hayl…, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Forrest Hayley answered:
Why do so many properties in the Seattle area have interiors that are stuck in the 1980's (or older)? Will buyers not pay enough to justify updating?
Hi Kim,

I have to say, your question made me laugh. Being an agent here in Seattle and having lived in many other states I can agree that there is an exuberant amount of outdated hom ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Christopher Watkins answered:
listing not showing on map 4910 54th Ave S Seattle WA 98118
Hello Marciae, I am not a real estate agent however I saw this question and wanted to make sure you got help. I found a number for Trulia customer service that might be easier to help ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
My credit score is 769 on TransUnion and 762 on Equifax. Would I be able to get a mortgage with $5,000 down?
You'll need at least a 3% down payment; the seller can pay a most of your closing costs. If you do the math, $5,000 will not help you that much. I suggest you speak to lender and save y ... more
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Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
What does buying on a short sale mean - and.entail? How about a foreclosure? Auction?
Brian - as mentioned in previous posts ....the short sale purchase can take lots of extra time ...from a financing perspective , make sure your loan pre approval is as complete as po ... more
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Jlledanois, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Jlledanois answered:
Buying a fixer upper - Is there a good online remodeling cost calculator?
Hi there, I recently found a really good one at mykukun.com ; it lets you calculate your personalized project (by room, by finishes and other categories), and it calculates the ROI and ... more
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Jirius Isaac, Real Estate Pro in Kenmore, WA
Jirius Isaac answered:
Are the HOA's shown a monthly payment.?
It depends on how you are paying them & if you have a mortgage at all. There are too many possible scenarios to answer this question.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 17, 2015 Home Buying in Madison Park
Djoxigeno, Home Buyer in Seattle, WA
Djoxigeno answered:
Can you buy a home with a ITIN number?
My names is Juan Can I apply for home loan with my itin number in Utah area? let me know
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
Brian Ramey, Home Buyer in Arlington, WA
Brian Ramey asked:
This home is showing on your website as a 1 bedroom 1 bath when in fact it is a 3 bedroom 2 full bath with 2180 sq feet of heated living space This home was recently placed on the market by RSVP Real Estate Services for $799K. Why is the information on your site in conflict with the NWMLS data?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Buying in Eastlake
Dave Skow, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Dave Skow answered:
Seeking sources for homes in Seattle in the lower price range, sub $200K range
thanks foe the posting ...you sound like you are taking all the right steps .....I am guessing that the type of property you are describing in the area that you describe isnt existing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Home Buying in 98102
UpNest, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
UpNest answered:
Where does the realtors' commission come from in a short sale?
I noticed that this question was asked about a long time ago, but we want to contribute for anyone else that comes across this thread.

In short sales, usually the bank covers costs a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Home Buying in Seattle
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